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Michel Platini to stand for FIFA presidency?

FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents late Sunday ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election of a new supremo of the scandal-tainted world football body.

Michel Platini to stand for FIFA presidency?

New Delhi: FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents late Sunday ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election of a new supremo of the scandal-tainted world football body.

The group discussed the date, but sources at the talks with top officials from five of the regional confederations, including UEFA`s Michel Platini, would not say if they agreed when the vote should be held.

None of the regional leaders are yet candidates for the election but French football legend Platini, 60, is considering a run.

As per a report on the BBC website, the Frenchman was asked by majority of the association heads to stand for the FIFA presidency.

Apart from UEFA, he has the backing of Asia, South America, North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Blatter announced last month of his decision to step down as FIFA president after world football's governing body was hit by several corruption scandals.

 

From Zee News

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